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Can this problem be solved?

  1. Aug 10, 2011 #1
    I was wondering if this problem could be solved as it is or if there is something missing from the problem.

    A uniform rod 200cm in length is in equilibrium. An upward force of 200 dynes is applied 15cm from the right edge. If the rod is 50 dynes. At what point will the rod rotate about?
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  3. Aug 10, 2011 #2


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    How can a rod be measured in dynes? Dynes is a unit of force.
  4. Aug 10, 2011 #3
    I guess it is taking everything into consideration and making the weight the downward force.
    How can this rod stay in equilibrium is what I am wondering?
  5. Aug 10, 2011 #4


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    Probably the same way you measure a person in pounds.
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